Lower the dinghy, pack the laptop and wallet in a drybag, mosey over to the beach, get the dinghy wheels ready for a surf landing, haul the dinghy up the beach and tie it to a rock, shake the sand out of my sandals, wish the local fishermen a “buenos dias”, follow the dirt path along the cliff edge, stop to take a picture of Brio lying at anchor, walk on the hard packed sand to the bright yellow hotel, find a comfy chair with a quiet view, ask Karla for a “Coca Lite”, make sure Jon has his latest novel to read, and open the computer.

This was my morning commute today.

Sometimes life really is too good; good enough that it hits you in the face with a big gob-smack that says stop whining about damp cushions and repairing sails and whether the amp-hour meter should have a square or triangular box (the big argument this morning) or how good it is for us to be eating chips and salsa for dinner for the 4th time this week and just appreciate where you are, how freaking amazing this life really is, and how soon you’ll be missing it.

Photos of Chacala (where we’ve been for the last 5 days):

Brio at anchor in Chacala

The anchorage in Chacala, seen from high up a scrubby mountain we decided to scramble up


Commuter Leah

My commuter outfit -- the giveaway is a purse instead of a backpack 🙂


UCE shirt

We're not sure what "UCE" stands for -- they said something about a place for kids, but "not poor kids!". Doesn't really matter, Jon got the shirt for 10 pesos ($0.80)


Brio Leah Snorkelling

Our latest game is seeing how deep we can dive down, and then trying to snap a picture on the way back up 🙂


Brio Jon Snorkelling underwater pictures are always lots of fun!


Always gratefully,





Commuting — 3 Comments

  1. Miss Leah – always managing to inspire just by living your life. the way you want it. No right words to express how happy I am for you. for Jon. for Brio. and for your fabulous Mexican life. xo

  2. Hi Leah and Jon,
    I had lunch with your Mom and Gina today ( to celebrate our Feb birthdays) and she told us of your website. Pretty impressive all round! One of our step-daughters ( Jennifer + husband John) just spent a week in a B & B in Chacala- Jan 6-13th they loved it and had a great time. So I was moved to write to you. Your family are excited to be visiting you next week- I expect all this sailing takes you back to Synchronicity and your round-the-world trip. What amazing experiences! Keep it up as long as you can! I will check back from time to time!
    Happy sailings…

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